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  1. ZayMoney's Avatar
    Best Buy won't sell unlocked Pixels? Google needs lots of mall stores like Apple and Microsoft
    No because they only sell the Verizon model.
    10-19-2018 08:42 AM
  2. Sooks's Avatar
    I woke up today to a notification on my phone saying "your device is now unlocked and can be used on any carrier" seems to just be a timing thing.
    10-19-2018 08:55 AM
  3. Davidoo's Avatar
    Got my XL128 about halfway setup the way I like it last night. Turned it off for the night and charged. This morning I received a system notification that "carrier lock removed." I just dismissed it. Anyone know what that's about? I got my phone from Verizon. Does it have anything to do with some of the stories I've seen about Verizon purchased phones being Sim locked for a certain number of hours?
    10-19-2018 09:09 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Got my XL128 about halfway setup the way I like it last night. Turned it off for the night and charged. This morning I received a system notification that "carrier lock removed." I just dismissed it. Anyone know what that's about? I got my phone from Verizon. Does it have anything to do with some of the stories I've seen about Verizon purchased phones being Sim locked for a certain number of hours?
    Verizon models were locked for 24 hours after purchase to "prevent fraud" (or so Verizon says). Since it has passed that mark it has unlocked.
    Davidoo likes this.
    10-19-2018 09:23 AM
  5. TechCaptain's Avatar
    So the "automatically overnight" response from Verizon was the correct one. Case closed.
    10-19-2018 09:26 AM
  6. bhatech's Avatar
    That's why pre order, we all know we will eventually get suckered and buy. So order day one
    Because I can just grab it immediately and not have to wait for a week or so to ship
    aggie likes this.
    10-19-2018 09:34 AM
  7. rcyphermd's Avatar
    Received mine Thursday. Today a screen popped up saying it is no longer locked
    10-19-2018 10:14 AM
  8. ZayMoney's Avatar
    Got my XL128 about halfway setup the way I like it last night. Turned it off for the night and charged. This morning I received a system notification that "carrier lock removed." I just dismissed it. Anyone know what that's about? I got my phone from Verizon. Does it have anything to do with some of the stories I've seen about Verizon purchased phones being Sim locked for a certain number of hours?
    Did you activate your Verizon SIM in the pixel and did younkeep it in there overnight?
    10-19-2018 10:27 AM
  9. bhatech's Avatar
    So just to summarize from everyone's experience.

    "You still need to activate on Verizon first and then it gets sim unlocked automatically overnight. It won't sim unlock without activating on Verizon first."

    Is this correct?
    10-19-2018 10:32 AM
  10. ZayMoney's Avatar
    So just to summarize from everyone's experience.

    "You still need to activate on Verizon first and then it gets sim unlocked automatically overnight. It won't sim unlock without activating on Verizon first."

    Is this correct?
    I need clarification if I just need to activate it and I can pop the sim out or do I need to leave it in until the overnight period is over? I have a buddy that has Verizon so I can use his sim
    bhatech likes this.
    10-19-2018 10:36 AM
  11. digitalbreak's Avatar
    That's why pre order, we all know we will eventually get suckered and buy. So order day one
    Depends especially if you have Best Buy gift cards that you want to redeem
    10-19-2018 10:55 AM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    Ah yeah good point
    Depends especially if you have Best Buy gift cards that you want to redeem
    10-19-2018 10:59 AM
  13. aggie's Avatar
    It was a non issue for me as I'm with Verizon and not going anywhere, but having Best Buy Rewards to apply and with the $100 gift card Best Buy was giving with the purchase of a Pixel 3 I was able to pay for the charging stand and the Google fabric case with no money out of pocket. Usually I only buy through Google but it just made sense to buy from Best Buy in this instance.
    10-19-2018 11:07 AM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    Had a notification this morning saying CARRIER LOCKED REMOVED.
    Everyone can calm down now and put the pitch forks away. LOL
    Yep. NBD.
    10-19-2018 11:11 AM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    Best Buy won't sell unlocked Pixels? Google needs lots of mall stores like Apple and Microsoft
    They've never sold the Google Store Pixel.
    10-19-2018 11:12 AM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    So just to summarize from everyone's experience.

    "You still need to activate on Verizon first and then it gets sim unlocked automatically overnight. It won't sim unlock without activating on Verizon first."

    Is this correct?
    Yes.
    10-19-2018 11:12 AM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Yep. NBD.
    The new because I was never interested in a pixel before. They never had a good screen before. I wasn't convinced that they had the best camera before. Now I am. I prefer the Huawei mate 20 Pro but you can't get one in America.
    They've never sold the Google Store Pixel.
    10-19-2018 11:13 AM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    I need clarification if I just need to activate it and I can pop the sim out or do I need to leave it in until the overnight period is over? I have a buddy that has Verizon so I can use his sim
    If you buy it from Best Buy or Verizon, it'll have a Verizon SIM and be tied to a Verizon line. I don't think either of them will sell it to you without first being a Verizon customer.
    10-19-2018 11:14 AM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    The new because I was never interested in a pixel before. They never had a good screen before. I wasn't convinced that they had the best camera before. Now I am. I prefer the Huawei mate 20 Pro but you can't get one in America.
    Don't know why it took you three years to realize that Google's Pixel has the best camera of that generation of phone.

    And it's not like that Huawei works on Verizon. If you really wanted that phone, you could get it and your precious legacy Verizon unlimited plan would be irrelevant.
    10-19-2018 11:17 AM
  20. bhatech's Avatar
    I think he already got the phone based on his OP post and he just got it yesterday by paying full. He is now trying to see how he can sim unlock since he is not a Verizon costumer.
    If you buy it from Best Buy or Verizon, it'll have a Verizon SIM and be tied to a Verizon line. I don't think either of them will sell it to you without first being a Verizon customer.
    10-19-2018 11:18 AM
  21. mnowak1228's Avatar
    Best Buy won't sell unlocked Pixels? Google needs lots of mall stores like Apple and Microsoft
    Ive gotten to know a "friend of a friend" who works in the Google marketing dept and they have already had meetings on opening their own stores. They started with the pop ups and wanted to see how that went first. I wouldn't be surprised if within the next few years you see this become a reality. Google is doing some HUGE THINGS right now with their software and AI. Once more advertising and consumer awareness campaigns pick up Google will have more incentive to open up some B&M stores. I think right now Google's resources are being used up in development and they rely on us, the buyers and fans, to spread the word.
    10-19-2018 11:21 AM
  22. ZayMoney's Avatar
    If you buy it from Best Buy or Verizon, it'll have a Verizon SIM and be tied to a Verizon line. I don't think either of them will sell it to you without first being a Verizon customer.
    False, I bought one yesterday outright and ended up returning it because I ran into the 'device is locked" issue
    10-19-2018 11:21 AM
  23. ZayMoney's Avatar
    I think he already got the phone based on his OP post and he just got it yesterday by paying full. He is now trying to see how he can sim unlock since he is not a Verizon costumer.
    What do you mean by "OP" post
    10-19-2018 11:23 AM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Ive gotten to know a "friend of a friend" who works in the Google marketing dept and they have already had meetings on opening their own stores. They started with the pop ups and wanted to see how that went first. I wouldn't be surprised if within the next few years you see this become a reality. Google is doing some HUGE THINGS right now with their software and AI. Once more advertising and consumer awareness campaigns pick up Google will have more incentive to open up some B&M stores. I think right now Google's resources are being used up in development and they rely on us, the buyers and fans, to spread the word.
    I'll believe it when Google sells more Pixels. I believe the current line is "Apple sold more iPhones in a week than Google sold Pixels in a year".
    mnowak1228 likes this.
    10-19-2018 11:26 AM
  25. bhatech's Avatar
    Original post .. meaning you gave details about your scenario in your first post of this thread.
    What do you mean by "OP" post
    ZayMoney likes this.
    10-19-2018 11:26 AM
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